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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

As it says really - managed to get a big kick up the backside from Monty last night, who is feeling sooo much better and is also full of the joys of spring with it.

I don't really know what happened, but I think Fate came over to me, and probably Monty thought she was after some hay near where I was standing, and decided to double barrel her, but caught me on my left side back below the waist.

I think I saw it coming and was trying to move away, not sure, but i ended up on the ground anyway, fortunately both OH and the other family were all there as well, so I just lay there on the lovely soft mud, haha, while they decided what to do.

Said I could move everything so didn't think it was that bad, but they all decided i ought to go to hospital anyway - we got there about 7.30 and left at just gone 11.

I was covered in mud through writhing about on the ground, the car seat the same, and all the hospital stuff that I touched as well - people were giving me very odd looks as I was so dirty looking !!

They weren't even that busy, and finally said I probably didn't need an xray and sent me home with pain killers.

I have a hoof shaped livid red bruise / abrasion on my back, and feel very stiff, but apart from that I'll probably live - OH has gone to do the horses before going on to work, bless him.

And it was so out of character for Monty to do that, I think it was just that he's feeling so much better and got a bit excited about everything, plus it was very windy - will have to keep an eye on him though.

So will be having a day of not doing much other than moving about slowly and taking painkillers and arnica.

 

 

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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soniadevereux

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Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

OUCHY!!!   Oh i do hope you can take it easy.  . xxxxx

Horses - if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. ~Author Unknown

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

Oh dear, hope you feel better soon, certainly sounds like Monty is!  x

 

At least it wasn't a friday or saturday at A&E, you'd probably have been there 'till the morning !

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

Hope you're soon feeling better.  In defence of the A&E dept, there is always a lot more going on behind the scenes than you are aware of - for instance there was probably at least one patient in the resusc area which you wouldn't have seen.  We operate 4 hour targets as well, in that we try to have you seen and discharged or admitted within a 4 hour window, which it seems in this case was achieved.  Take warm baths and try to keep moving, hope you are better soon x

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

Thanks guys, and rhapsody for the warm baths advice - yes, they really do help, thank you!!

The bruises have spread a fair bit and my bum has swelled up so I can't get my usual clothes on, so I'm wearing my daughters old tracky bums - lovely :o)

Quite stiff on the left, and it can be painful sitting down, lol, but it's gradually beginning to feel better even if the bruises look worse.

And Monty seems to have calmed down again - I think it really was that he was feeling so much better after so long on pain killers, and he was just re-asserting his top dog place in the herd, I went to see them for the first time last night since my kick, and he was back to his dreamy old self again.

I suppose this is what jump jockeys get used to all the time - but then they're a lot fitter and younger than I am 

 

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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Tommytank

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Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

 ouch, hope your not too stiff, tommy got me like that once and i actually took off and landed a couple of feet back still hanging on to the lead rope, it hurts 

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JTurnbull80

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JTurnbull80 says:

Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

 Sounds painful!! Lucky it wasnt a few inches further up! 

Glad to hear it's on the mend now though. I can see where you're coming from whenever I go to A&E straight off the rugby field with the mud and everything, it gets everywhere haha!

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

Tommytank said:

 ouch, hope your not too stiff, tommy got me like that once and i actually took off and landed a couple of feet back still hanging on to the lead rope, it hurts 



 

That reminds me of something Blair did to my OH last summer in the field.  Blair was full of exuberance and took off with my OH still hanging onto the rope and he was airborn and being pulled through the air in classic "superman" position - still brings tears to my eyes whenever I think of it (of laughter that is).  It was the funniest thing I've ever seen, but don't think my OH was entirely happy with it.

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spotsandstars

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Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

Ouch , hope you feel better soon :)

'Freinds are like stars ,you can't always see them but you know they're there' Love you Fin :)

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brook

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Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

Sorry to hear about your injury Sue, I'm glad that you are okay and not badly hurt. It must have been a shock for you though ! Your incident has made me think that however well we know our horses anything can happen and weighing over half a ton the odds are not in our favour lol ! Get well soon, take care, Lyn XX 

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kevinhiatt

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Re: Oh the joys of spending the evening in A&E...not !!

I hope that you recover quickly, and it appears horse people seem to get injured more when not riding, the last time I had been in an ambulance it had a bell, now its different but the ride is not good they seem to be a converted transit van. Please be careful as a lady I know ended on an iron lung as all her body shut down and all she did was knock her leg on a wheelbarrow yes a wheelbarrow of all things. Bruises, kicks, broken toes, broken legs the list is endless, you should see the looks you get being carried in to A & E and if you are really unlucky a free trip in a helicopter, and we still keep going when really we should all know better after years with horses perhaps we all need locking up in a mental hospital. Just think when you are riding if like me full riding gear, hat included as well as body protector and Hi-viz, when doing things around horses on foot usually with me safety wellingtons, but I have seen women and girls in flip flops eek! but no other equipment.

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